Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: logwood
IPA transcription: [l'ɑɡw,ʊd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: logwood, logwood_tree, campeachy, bloodwood_tree, Haematoxylum_campechianum
    Meaning: spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
  • Synonyms: logwood
    Meaning: very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
Usage examples
  • Dip the goods in--when saturated with it, turn the whole into the logwood dye.
  • For each pound of logwood, dissolve an ounce of blue vitriol in lukewarm water sufficient to wet the goods.
  • Allow a pound of logwood to each pound of goods that are to be dyed. Soak it over night in soft water, then boil it an hour, and strain the water in which it is boiled.